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Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want

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Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want. Step by Step to Your Destination

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  • 1. Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want Step by Step to Your Destination Managing The Moments Of Truth Understanding Yourself 5 1 Defining YourDefining ‘Unique Selling Standing OutYour Destination Proposition’ From The 3 Crowd 2 4
  • 2. It all starts by… 1UnderstandingYourself First of all, find your rock, take a deep breath, and reflect: What Is Your Essence? What are your strengths? What are your values? What are your pitfalls? What gives you energy?
  • 3. Think about your strengths 1first. You will be mostsuccessful if you focus onnurturing your strengthsSpot your strengths byasking yourself…•I realize my best results by doing …• I typically get recognized for...• The things I prefer to do are...• I engage in a specific activity when …• When I am successful it is because of …• I get excited about...• I am an expert in ….• When I evaluate myself, I feel comfortable with …•The things I learn the fastest are …
  • 4. Be weary about your pitfalls. 1Recognize and contain themso they don’t hold you back Think… • I feel insecure about... •I typically avoid... • I try to make sure people can’t see that I... •I have trouble doing... • I typically need some support when ... •Sometimes I get negative feedback on... • I loose my energy when... •I have trouble learning things like... • I am vulnerable if...
  • 5. What are your values? 1What do you find truly important?What are your drivers? Is it... Status Power Mental rewardsAutonomy Expertise Creativity Security AffiliationSearch for meaning ... Values are personal preferences, they reflects what you deem right and wrong or what “ought” to be. Values are traits or qualities that you consider worthwhile; they represent your highest priorities and deeply held driving forces. Values evolve over time as you absorb influences and experience things firsthand
  • 6. 1What about your energy?•I feel at my best when...•The things I would like to do most are...•When working with other people, I feel best when...•If time and money did not matter, my dream in life is...•I have most respect for people who...•I am feel most proud when...
  • 7. Can you recognize your reflection? 1Do you know what makes you tick? Now, let’s see if you can define your destination…
  • 8. Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want Step by Step to Your Destination Managing The Moments Of Understanding Truth Yourself 5 1 Defining YourDefining Unique Selling Standing OutYour Destination Proposition From The 3 Crowd 2 4
  • 9. Do you know the job market you want to enter?What do you know about the company you want to join? 2Do you understand the requirements of the job you aspire?Is there a match between who you are, the job you aspire & yourlong term career objectives? Defining Your Destination
  • 10. 2Do you know the market you want to enter?•What is typical about this market and what are the main trends?•Who are the main players?•What is the market size and who has which market share?•Of the companies that interest you... •What is the positioning and reputation? •What is the geographical scope? •Who are the competitors?
  • 11. 2Make sure you analyse the company you want to join:•What is the company’s history and legacy?•What is their business model and operational scope?•Are their vision, mission and values appealing for you?•How are the financial results and what are the trends?•What vacancies do they have for the moment?•What career & development opportunities do they offer?•Is this an ‘employer of choice’? Use all possible channels for this research: search online, watch the press, use social media & blog forums, check corporate websites and official publication, ask current employees,…
  • 12. Do you understand the job you aspire?• Review the job description in detail 2• Talk to people who do this kind of work, preferable at the same company• Think about the core competencies that are required, both in terms of technical skills as well personal competencies
  • 13. How is the match?• Is this a company you really want to work 2 for? Do they share your values and is this the right party to join in view of your long term career objectives?• Is this a job that you aspire to do? Will it allow you to feel good and learn & grow?•And... do you have what it takes? You think so? Then it’s time to proceed!Not sure...Think twice before applying.Ask others for feedback aboutthe fit between you and thejob. Try to be as objective andrealisitic as you can
  • 14. Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want Step by Step to Your Destination Managing The Moments Of Understanding Truth Yourself 5 1 Defining YourDefining Unique Selling Standing OutYour Destination Proposition From The 3 Crowd 2 4
  • 15. Defining Your 3 Unique Selling PropositionDon’t forget, it’s a Job Market. You are about to enter a Competitive Arena.So you will need a plan of attack to win in the market place.Ask yourself: What do you have to offer? Why should they be interested in you?Define your USP that articulates what makes you different from the rest
  • 16. The job market is a competitive arena. In order to be recruited, you will need to domore than list your academic track record. You will need to sell yourself, convince thebuyer that you are the best choice to make. You need to stand out from competition,offer something unique in the eyes of your customer. This is what is called the 3‘unique selling proposition’ (USP) What do you have to offer to your customer? Can you define why you would be the best candidate? • If the company that is hiring could •Compared to others, I only see that ... typically do better in... • The first things I •The three things I could would do when I do very well in the job I would be hired aspire to have are... are... •A core strength that is • My most useful so obvious for me that I skills or strengths take it for granted is... for this job are...
  • 17. Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want Step by Step to Your Destination Managing The Moments Of Understanding Truth Yourself 5 1 Defining YourDefining Unique Selling Standing OutYour Destination Proposition From The 3 Crowd 2 4
  • 18. 4 Make sure you get noticed! Build a 5-star CVStanding Design a compelling motivation letter Manage your online visibility OutFrom The Crowd
  • 19. Build a Complete, Correct, Credible, Compelling CV:• A CV is a business document. Be clear and formal in language and layout• Make sure the text is well written and triple check for spelling mistakes. Use active 4 verbs (‘organized’, ‘lead’, ‘coordinated’,…) and avoid jargon or acronyms•Never lie. Do not falsify information or do not cover up mishap. Be honest about your activities and accomplishments• Start with the most recent items so they catch the recruiters’ attention firstTalentSquare helps you build abest practice CV allowing you to…•Document your profile in a best practise template•Add credibility to your claims by collecting reference feedback & uploading diplomas and certificates
  • 20. Customise yourmotivation letter todemonstrate that you 4are a strong fit for theopen position•Every application should have a tailored motivation letter that proves you understand the job requirements, highlights your relevant experiences and promotes your USP. Make sure your arguments jump off the page!•If possible be creative and think of other ways to demonstrate your motivation: network with company stakeholders or engage in corporate events or discussions. Get noticed!
  • 21. We live in an online world. Don’t forgetthat a savvy researcher can surface a lot ofinformation about you. So manage your 4online visibility• Be thoughful about what content youupload online•Review the visibility setting in your socialnetworks• Remember that ideas expressed in blogsand forums can always be retrieved
  • 22. Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want Step by Step to Your Destination Managing The Moments Of Understanding Truth Yourself 5 1 Defining YourDefining Unique Selling Standing OutYour Destination Proposition From The 3 Crowd 2 4
  • 23. 5 Managing Your Moments of TruthMoments of Thruths are the moments that count. Make sure you are prepared! How to prepare for an interview? How to manage your body language? How to remain calm?
  • 24. 5Tips for a telephone interview:• Make sure you are relaxed and sitting in a calm environment• Always stop doing whatever it is you are doing 15 minutes before the interview• Make sure all distractions are gone• Make sure your desk is clean• Start focusing on your strengths, be positive• Be convinced you really want this job. Tell yourself why you want the job•Maintain your focus until the end• Take notes• Speak clearly as if you were in a live meeting – don’t forget: people can hear it when you smile• Listen carefully and make sure to respond to all questions
  • 25. 5² Tips for a live interview •Wear the proper attire and make sure you are well groomed – from head to toes •Always bring a copy of your CV •Make sure to arrive 10 minutes early •Take time to relax, focus on positive things •Remind yourself about your strengths and tell yourself why you want the job •Maintain your focus until the end •Be engaged and remain alert •Takes notes •Speak clearly and make sure to pay attention to all interviewers (if there are several) •Listen carefully and respond to all questions
  • 26. 5Use the right bodylanguage – be natural,be you•Show an open attitude•Gentle eye contact Try to stay calm – after all, it’s•Assertive attitude only a conversation•Relax and try to sit still •When you feel stress, ask•Show that you are yourself: what are the risks or listening what could you loose?•Articulate your ideas •Be realistic about your in a clear way expectation – don’t get carried•Smile away by excitement•Take care of the way •Breathe slowly you talk •When you feel stress, don’t•Use your hands fight it, accept it. Focus on adequately specific body parts or•Mirror the other sensations (e.g. your breathing person’s body rhythm) to let your anxieties language fade and return to calmness•Keep the right •Focus on your goals and distance believe in your strengths•Don’t cross your arms •Remember that you are fully•Don’t be defensive prepared •Be open and accept that things can move in different directions
  • 27. Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want Step by Step to Your Destination Managing the Moments of Understanding Truth Yourself 5 1 Defining YourDefining Unique Selling Standing OutYour Destination Proposal From The 3 Crowd 2 4
  • 28. Inspirational Quotes“Nothing happens unlessfirst we dream”Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967),American writer
  • 29. “Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become.Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; yourideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil”James Allen (1864–1912), British Poet
  • 30. “We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the skyis only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirelydifferent view”Mao Tse-Tung, (1893 – 1976), Chinese revolutionary
  • 31. “Strength is a matter of a made up mind”John Beecher (1904 – 1980), American Poet
  • 32. "Impossible is just a big word thrownaround by small men who find it easier tolive the world theyve been given than toexplore the power they have to change it.Impossible is not a fact. Its an opinion.Impossible is not a declaration. Its a dare.Impossible is potential. Impossible istemporary. Impossible is nothing“Muhammad Ali (1942), Americanheavyweight boxer
  • 33. ”Whether you think you canor think you can’t,you are right”Henry Ford (1863 – 1947),prominent American industrialist
  • 34. This roadmap is presented byInternational Power GDF Suez forapplicants of the ‘Cuanta Energia Tienes’recruitment campaignProduction and copyrights TalentSquare.Check www.talentsquare.com for moreinfoCompiled & written by PieterjanKempynck. Pieterjan graduated asMaster in Clinical Psychology and is CEOof TalentSquare. He has over 20 yearsexperience in human resources andtalent management.Pieterjan took part in several polarexpeditionsAll pictures courtesy and copyrightLaurent Dick at www.laurentdick.comPictures taken during the AntarcticSailing Expedition 2007/2008. More infoon www.circles.ccOctober 2011

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